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corral (someone or something)

To steer or guide someone or something into a particular place. The dog corralled the sheep back into their pen.
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corral someone or something

Fig. to herd someone or something into a corral or other enclosed space. It took the cowboys two hours to corral the mustangs. The nursery school teacher herded the kids off the playground and corraled them in the classroom.

corral dust

n. nonsense, lies, and exaggeration. (A euphemism for bullshit.) The way Judy handles the corral dust, she must be running for political office.
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A bike corral repurposes a single on-street parking space to make room for a dozen or more bicycles.
The bull touched the wire, bellowed and threw the corral wall over his head.
Since 2000, Golden Corral restaurants have provided flee meals for veterans and military members.
The Wall Street Journal noted that the life of a Golden Corral franchisee "is a blend of entrepreneur and traditional manager.
All of the nearly 500 Golden Corral Buffet and Grill Restaurants nationwide participated in Military Appreciation Monday, which kicked off with one restaurant owned by Golden Corral Franchisee Hu Odom in Virginia Beach, Va.
When franchisees sign the franchise agreement, what they get in return is the Golden Corral Operating System," says Kress Muenzmay, executive vice president of operations.
Now, researchers have worked out a way of predicting with great accuracy the standing-wave patterns produced by electron waves bouncing around inside enclosed structures, or quantum corrals, of particular shapes.
By focusing surface electrons, corrals make possible deeper studies of electron behavior.